PERFORMANCES and EVENTS
8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-16
Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
1. Annika Hansen
2. Berit Ahlgren and Elena Hollenhorst
3. Helen Hatch
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846
BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.
9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.
Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES is pleased to present Candy Box, an eclectic gathering of performances, workshops and public showings.
“With ARENA’s 20-year history, it is my duty to develop and share the immense talent of the Twin Cities dance community. Making dance is a great labor of love. Sharing the work of other artists with ARENA’s audiences extends the support of the dance community to the next generation of talented dance makers and connects us all.”
ARENA DANCES | Robin Stiehm's Dancing People | SuperGroup
April 28-May 6
See site for full schedule.
Tickets: $20 in advance, $24 at the door
Students and seniors: $12 with ID
ARTshare Members FREE
Workshops and Happy Hour showings have a fee in addition to the Featured Artist performances.
Happy Hour Artists
Work-in-progress showings. 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Tamara Ober - April 27
Herb Johnson III - April 28
Jenson Dance - May 2
Kaleena Miller Dance - May 3
Erin Drummond and Sharon Picasso - May 4
Leslie Parker and Gabriel Mata - May 5
DaNCEBUMS DaNCE is a four-week residency jam-packed with music, dance, and performance. Joined by keyboardist/vocalist Eric Mayson and percussionist Toby Ramaswamy – DaNCEBUMS is a band that makes dances. Each week focuses on a facet of DaNCEBUM-ness, with an all-star line up to match.
This week's theme is PiZZA. Pizza stands for universal enjoyment – as a theme and an experience. With The Controversial New "Skinny Pill" and Free Music.
More information, trailer, and video at: www.dancebums.com
The 2017 Right Here Showcase is on!
The annual mini-festival highlighting Minnesota-based mid-career performing artists creating original work returns for its third year. This year the four commissioned artists are:
April Sellers - dance artist
Ben Kreilkamp - theater artist
Chris Strouth - composer/director
Taja Will - dance artist
April 28, 29, 30, May 5, 6, 7
Performances at 7:30 and 9:00 each evening.
The JSB Tekbox in the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave, 2nd floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Available at the door.
Project-based dance company Gabriel Mata/Movements will share a sneak peek into the newest solo work "Out of the Shadows."
"Out of the Shadows" will premiere at the Fringe Festival this summer in Minneapolis. This is a new work which unravels the human hidden within the facade of choreography. There will be a short Q&A after the performance.
Mr. Mata's artistic endeavor "Charcoal Bodies" will also be featured.
$5-15 suggested donation
When: Friday, April 28, at 8:00pm
Where: A-Mill Artist Lofts: Performance Hall
315 Main St SE Minneapolis, Minnesota
LIVING ROOM is an evening-length work, presented by Spaceheater (Jon Dahl + Nathan Gebhard).
It speaks, it feels, and it moves. This immersive show exposes the living room that is everywhere and nowhere. It's about the convergence of personal and public space and tasking it with the capacity for empathy, togetherness and recognition. Spaceheater pushes the boundaries between dance and theatre creating an event that's accessible, thoughtful, and delightfully surprising.
Tickets are limited! Claim yours at www.artful.ly/spaceheater
Taking place in a vacant storefront.
More info: http://bit.ly/2mXULnK, IG: @spaceheatermn
Spaceheater is an (a)venue for collaboration along the levees of dance, theatre, and video; bodies, audience, and form. Co-directors, Jon Dahl and Nathan Gebhard.
(Co-produced and enhanced by PIP artpopup=participatory interactive/immersive performance art, #pipartpopup)
In conjunction with the Saint Paul Art Crawl, Lowertown dance groups Kala Vandanam (www.kalavandanam.com) and Sendero Flamenco (www.sendero-flamenco.com) are proud to present the Spring 2017 Lowertown Dance Showcase.
This is the sixth installment of the Lowertown Dance Showcase! Come celebrate spring with dance - and not only that, our wonderful hosts at Golden's Lowertown are concocting two drinks just for the occasion - "Sendero Sangria" and "Kala Mango Lassi." Join us for a taste of Bharatanatyam and flamenco performed by dancers of all ages, and tasty drinks at this free, family friendly event. Donations are welcome.
The evening will feature four works, including a world premiere of New York choreographer Ronald K. Brown's new work, "Where The Light Shines Through," which tells a story of solidarity and perseverance, examining how purpose is often directed by one’s perspective. The work features traditional music recorded by Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba and other world music artists.
Also on the program are three critically-acclaimed works from the TU Dance repertory: "FOOTPRINT" (2015), choreographed by Gioconda Barbuto in collaboration with the company; Kyle Abraham’s "Candle" (2015), and "Matter" (2016), choreographed by Uri Sands.
The Ordway’s World Music & Dance Series is sponsored by Target. This performance is presented by Sit Investment Associates with additional support from Patricia A. Mitchell Fund for Dance and the City of Saint Paul STAR Program.
Saturday, April 29, 7:30pm.
For tickets and more information, visit www.ordway.org/event/tu-dance.
What people are saying:
"Erinn Liebhard somehow manages to bring jazz back to its social dance roots and push the form forward at the same time. I loved her inventive vocabulary and spirited choreography, all danced with verve by by her bouyant cast to some irresistible electronic grooves!" - Karla Grotting
Irresistible electronic grooves: check.
Inventive and spirited choreography pushing jazz forward, danced with verve: check.
Drinks and dinner available during the show: CHECK.
Chance to dance off your pants (i.e. "Nightchain" dance night starts at 10pm): CHECK!
What more do you need on Sunday night? We hope you'll come enjoy seeing new art (Erinn's first evening-length show in the Twin Cities!), reflecting on the power of habit either this Sunday, April 30, or Sunday, May 7. Out of town? Can't make it? We'd be very grateful for your support of our Indiegogo campaign - all contributions go the the artists!: http://tinyurl.com/k7zjqba.
Come 'in:habit' the space with us!
Young Dance Company proudly presents Sights and Sound Bites, a performance exploring the intersection of dance and social justice.
Dancers embody passion, concerns and vision for a more just future. The evening features choreography by Dr. Ananya Chatterjea, Brian Evans, Justin Jones, Gretchen Pick and youth choreographers from the Young Dance Company. www.youngdance.org
9:30am and 11:30am – Matinees for young audiences and schools
To reserve tickets email: firstname.lastname@example.org
7:30pm - Performance
2:00pm - Matinee for families with young children
Join Young Dance for an interactive performance of Sights and Sound Bites.
7:30pm - Performance
ASL and audio description.
The LAB Theater Box Office: 612-333-7977, www.thelabtheater.org.
Tickets – $15 - Adult, $8 - Student and senior, FREE - Five years and younger
College of St. Benedict/St. John's University Theater Department presents Kinespheric Encounters: Adventures in Dance.
A dance concert choreographed by David DeBlieck and CSB/SJU students, with performances by Element and Swing Catz dance clubs.
Colman Theater, College of St. Benedict
May 4-6, 2017: 7:30 pm
May 6, 2017: 2:00 pm
Tickets: $10; CSB/SJU Students - $5; Students $7; Faculty/staff $7; Seniors $7
The St. Olaf College Dance Department presents Companydance© Spring Concert 2017
May 4-6 at 7:30pm
Kelsey Theater, St. Olaf College
Tickets: $10. Call (507) 786-8987 or visit http://stolaf.edu/apps/tickets/.
The St. Olaf College Dance Department invites you to an evening of compelling, visually captivating, and exciting dance. This year's concert features original choreography by faculty members Anthony and Janice Roberts and Heather Klopchin, with works by guest artists Marciano Silva dos Santos, Laura Selle Virtucio, and alumna Amy Slater '95. Set design created by Art Department faculty member John Saurer. Student choreographers include Joanna McLarnan, Julia Bassett/Harper Foote, and Sophia Diehl.
A reception will follow the Friday, May 4 performance.
“It’s difficult to convey in words how Gill’s work is both crystalline and earthy, spare, yet complex.” —ArtsJournal
Known for her exacting rigor and mesmerizing precision, Bessie Award–winner Beth Gill makes choreography that is spare yet playful, stark yet beautiful. In Brand New Sidewalk, Gill teams up with composer Jon Moniaci and lighting designer Thomas Dunn to create a sparse and elegant diptych born of questioning the value of formalism in dance. This evocative new piece for four dancers explores themes of alienation, erasure, and power, illuminating the compositional pleasure of the Merce Cunningham legacy while refracting it for our times through Gill’s unique lens.
Special offer! Use the code: Beth10 online or at the Walker box office to receive $10 tickets.
Tuesday, May 9, 6:30 pm
Best Buy Theater
Giselle is the quintessential Romantic ballet. Its title role, one of the most technically demanding and emotionally challenging in the classical repertory, is dance by Alina Cojocaru, partnered by Johan Kobborg as Count Albrecht. This tale of the transcendental power of love over death is evocatively portrayed through Peter Wright’s sensitive staging and John Macfarlane’s designs, which beautifully contrast the human and supernatural worlds. This film shows the story being performed by The Royal Ballet at Covent Garden in 2006.
Beer, Ballet and Boxing:
A fundraiser at Urban Growler Brewing Company
Urban Growler Brewing Company will be hosting a fundraiser for St. Paul Ballet and Element Gym in preparation for our June 17 Knight Arts Challenge Performance. The SPB Company and Element Gym Boxers will be performing excerpts from the upcoming performance. Bring a friend and help support us! Proceeds will go towards our match amount for the Knight Arts Challenge grant.
When: Thursday, May 11 from 5:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Urban Growler Brewery, 2325 Endicott St, St Paul, MN 55114
Performances will occur at 6:00pm and 7:00pm. Only 70 people are able to attend each performance. Please select the performance you would like to attend by purchasing a 6:00pm ticket or a 7:00pm ticket. Purchase your tickets early! $20 early bird price, $22 at the door.
Cassandra and Jawaahir invite you to join us on Thursday, May 11 from 6:00–10:00pm.
We're throwing the best event of this year for all of our beloved supporters, YOU!
Cathy Wurzer, TPT2's Almanac co-host, is our mistress of ceremonies. We’ll have a short performance from Cassandra and Jawaahir for you to enjoy, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction bursting with amazing things for you to bid on such as CD's, gorgeous veils, collectable items, stunning visual art, unique artisan jewelry and gift certificates from many local vendors, and a super fun live auction. Plus, Angela from Ancient Traditions Mehndi will be here to give you some beautiful henna. Then, to sweeten your evening-simply by coming-you’ll be entered into a drawing for two tickets to Jawaahir’s next performance! To win, you must be present for the drawing at the end of our party.
Come experience a fresh reimagining of ballet's most popular comedy, Coppélia, in the world premiere of the innovative full-length production, Coppélia Nouveau!
Set in 1920’s Paris, Coppélia Nouveau features a "ballet within a ballet," and is full of comedy, romance, jealousy, and great dancing! Follow the fun relationships and interactions between ballet dancers in a company staging the classic ballet Coppélia and the characters in the ballet that they are performing.
This exciting story moves seamlessly between “real life” dance scenes and traditional scenes from Coppélia, all the while following the traditional story line of the beloved classic ballet! With the familiar beautiful Coppélia score by Léo Delibes guiding and inspiring, this unique re-imagining of this classic story will provide a delightful and memorable experience for all!
May 12-14, 2017. Tickets are on sale NOW-get your tickets now to get the best seats!
Join us for an evening of dance that includes a variety of performances that focus on the many different facets of love. Celebrate life and love as we come together to inspire hope and support our community through collaboration and the arts. Special collaborations with the deaf and hard of hearing community and Avenues for Homeless Youth and Bellefaire will be featured. $1 of every ticket sold will be gifted to Avenues to support the work they do in our communities.
Returning with the sumptuous and cinematic ballet that first captivated our attention in 2000, Eifman Ballet brings back their unforgettable Red Giselle for the Northrop season finale. This drama tells the story of Russian prima ballerina Olga Spessivtseva, who fled Soviet Russian in 1923 to win acclaim in Paris, London, and the United States. Her lightness, virtuosity, and perfect technique made her an international star, but her own life tragically mirrored that of the fragile romantic heroine Giselle—a role for which she earned great acclaim. She succumbed to depression and madness and spent two decades languishing in an asylum, presumed dead by the dance world. Propelled by an electrifying score that combines Tchaikovsky and Bizet, Red Giselle is a spellbinding full-length work performed only by Eifman Ballet.
EIFMAN BALLET PERFORMANCE PREVIEW
Wednesday, May 17, 6:15 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public
Gain insight into the performance.
MIXTAPE is a collaboration of seven local artists whose differences in upbringing, generation, and relationship to Hip Hop have evoked important questions and dialogue around “What is Hip Hop?”
Using musical transitions by Minneapolis producer and composer BIONIK, this dynamic performance juxtaposes a variety of dance styles that exist under the umbrella of Hip Hop – including Breaking, House, Rocking, Urban, Street, and more – and demonstrates Hip Hop’s importance within and across cultures and communities in today’s society.
Participating artists include J-Sun, Al Taw’am, Magnolia Yang Sao Yia, Herb Johnson III, Ozzy Dris, and Darrius Strong.
Mark your calendars for Ballet Royale Minnesota's annual spring showcase performances "Celebration of Dance"!
This show is a demonstration of how hard Ballet Royale Minnesota dancers have been working over the last school year, and will be a fun show featuring a variety of exceptional dance performances great for the whole family.
WHEN: May 20
TIMES: 2:00pm and 6:30pm
LOCATION: Lakeville North High School, 19600 Ipava Ave, Lakeville, Minnesota 55044.
TICKETS: Tickets will be available to purchase at Ballet Royale Minnesota from May 2 -19, and at the theater on Saturday, May 20.
PRICES: $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $5 for children ages twelve and under, FREE for children under three and under if they sit on laps. Cash or check only.
The showcase is open to Ballet Royale family and friends, and to community members!
Training tomorrow's dancers today, Minnesota Dance Theatre celebrates the talent and accomplishments of its aspiring young dancers as they take the stage for the 2017 Strawberry Festival: A Student Showcase. Performing pieces especially created and selected for them, this annual showcase features students from every level of MDT’s Performing Arts Division, Young Children’s Division and Boys Classes.
Committed to high quality training, MDT students have graduated into the company and gone on to work with other prestigious companies worldwide, including Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, and Pina Bausch’s Wuppertal Tanz Theatre.
僕: BOKU - Uncarved Human
- Performance by Michael Flora (composer) and Gadu (butoh)
Thursday-Saturday, June 15-17, 2017 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 17 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Tickets: $20 advance, $24 at door, $12 for students
Reserve your tickets at www.southerntheater.org or call 612-326-1811 for more information.
僕: BOKU - Uncarved Human is the second collaboration between composer Michael Flora and butoh artist Gadu. BOKU (僕) means “I” in Japanese. It also means “one who serves others.” Set in a soundscape by Michael Flora, this show is a movement mediation on “I”-dentity as an egoless uncarved human.
One weekend only:
Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 25 at 2:00 pm
Join Ethnic Dance Theatre as we take you through lands shrouded in mountain mists and fog and visit cultures in remote regions that remain largely untouched by modern trends. Beautiful costumes, exciting dances and music, and wonderful entertainment for all ages.
Cultures represented: Carpatho-Rusyn, Jewish, Saxon, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Romanian, Pole, and Vlach Serbian. The EDT orchestra will provide live accompaniment. Natalie Nowytski will be a featured guest singer.
The box office also open one hour prior to each performance.
WORKSHOPS, INTENSIVES, MASTER CLASSES and OPEN HOUSES
Calling young artists of color!
Monday–Friday, June 12–30, 2017, 11:40am–2:40pm
A three-week summer training program (three hours/day, five days/week) with live music will introduce Yorchha™, our Indian American movement aesthetic, in technique classes that build in complexity and include learning a short piece from our repertoire. Scholarships available.
Monday-Friday, June 12-June 23, 2017
TU Dance Center
2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul MN 55114
Monday-Friday, June 26-June 30, 2017
The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105
To apply – and for more information – access the "Application Link" on our website page by May 5, 2017:
Midwest School of Ballet will be offering a six-week summer session!
Thursdays: July 13 - August 17, 2017.
9:30-10:30am: Ballet Fundamentals I/II. Ages 3-5.
Age-appropriate motor skills and musicality are developed with basic, fundamental ballet movement and terminology through creative exercises. New and returning students are welcome.
10:30-12pm: Ballet for Teens and Athletes. Ages 8-18.
Designed to help athletes in any sport such as gymnastics, soccer, tennis, football, hockey, swimming, skating and more to cross-train and improve physical skills in their chosen sport. New and returning students are welcome.
5:00-6:00pm: Ballet Fundamentals I/II. Ages 3-5.
6:00-7:00pm: Ballet Fundamentals II/III. Ages 5-8.
Fundamental ballet movement, terminology, musicality and creativity is emphasized while infusing elements that will prepare students for the traditional ballet class format. New and returning students are welcome.
Unique in Minnesota, this Ballet Royale week-long summer ballet intensive program is for motivated, aspiring male dancers ages ten through adult.
Designed by former professional ballet dancer Rick Vogt, this program focuses on strength, power, technique, and performance. These classes provide a rare opportunity for men and boys to gain invaluable skills and insights beyond those presented in mixed classes. Students receive individualized attention and coaching from the state’s foremost male ballet teachers.
This innovative program incorporates ballet technique, targeted strength training, and classical variations.
Monday–Friday, from 12:00am–2:00pm (two separate levels: advanced beginning/intermediate and advanced)
Invitation or pre-approval required.
AUDITION REQUIRED FOR UPPER DIVISION ONLY (completed minimum one year pointe for girls; five or more years classical ballet training).
Workshop is for intermediate dancers (ages ten and older) through professionals.
Ballet Royale introduces a focused ballet and variations workshop specializing in preparing dancers for performing or competing in national ballet competitions. Following daily classical ballet technique and pointe or men’s class, dancers learn classic ballet variations and receive advanced personal coaching from the area’s foremost professional ballet teachers.
This workshop benefits all dancers, whether preparing for a competition, an upcoming performance, or simply wanting to polish and improve their artistry, technique, and quality.
Monday–Friday, 9:30am – 2:00pm. Two separate levels.
Students will also have the opportunity to perform in an in-studio showcase performance!
Join Ballet Royale this summer for comprehensive summer intensive day programs, which provide the finest professional instruction for all ages, for those students striving to reach his or her full potential. Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give professional instruction in a structured and focused setting, including special guest faculty Courtney Elizabeth Stewart, former soloist with San Francisco Ballet.
Ballet Royale has four separate summer intensive programs:
1) June "Spring Into Summer" Intensive, featuring Progressing Ballet Technique. No audition required.
2) June Male Dancer Summer Intensive Program. Invitation or pre-approval required.
3) July Full-Day Summer Intensive. AUDITION REQUIRED for upper division. Variable length options, minimum of one year of pointe for girls and five or more years classical ballet training.
4) August NEW Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop, AUDITION REQUIRED for upper division.
Video auditions still being accepted!
Give your little ones a fantastic summer, join Ballet Royale for Creative Story Dance Day Camps!
Give your boys and girls (ages four through nine) the joy of dance and performing! Students with or without prior ballet training will have fun and stretch their imaginations in these focused, single-day workshops as they create and perform short, age-appropriate dances inspired by classic story ballets.
Under the attentive guidance of professional dance instructors, students incorporate fundamental ballet technique as they learn rhythm, musicality, creativity, and simple costume and set design. Students learn different dances each workshop, and have an in-studio performance for family and friends at the end of each session!
Creative Story Ballet Camps - TWO separate workshops
July 15: Beauty and the Beast
August 12: Three Billy Goats Gruff and Little Red Riding Hood
Monday – Friday, 10:00am – Noon
Summer is a great time to dance! Whether you are looking for “parent and me” classes, a dance camp, children’s ballet or drop-in classes for families with busy summer schedules there is an option for you.
Introduction to Ballet Camp (ages four and five): A fun and creative introduction to ballet class. June 12, 19, 26.
Beauty and the Beast Dancer Camp (ages four through six): Have fun exploring, dancing, and learning about the story of the Beauty and the Beast. August 7-10.
Dance, Art and Yoga Camp (ages five through eight): Children explore engaging concepts through visual arts, music, stories, dance and yoga. August 14-17.
Pre-Ballet Camp (ages six and seven): This class is a fun and creative ballet class. The dancer will explore ballet technique. June 14, 21, 28.
Ballet and Beyond Camp (ages six through ten): Explore the wide world of dance including jazz, modern, soft shoe, musical theater and global dance. August 7-10.
See more dance classes on our website!
Join TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands and TU Dance Center faculty and guest artists for the 2017 TU Dance Summer Program and Intensive.
The Children and Teen Summer Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged five through nineteen. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality. July 10-21, 2017.
The Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is a rigorous course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, conditioning, workshop and repertory work for students up to age 24. The program has five levels. For level placement, please contact us at email@example.com or 612-605-1925. Placement can be determined by attending an open class at TU Dance Center (by appointment only), by submitting a video link (modern and ballet phrase), or during the first day of the intensive. July 31-August 19, 2017.
Gaga/people classes are open to people ages sixteen and older, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed.
Gaga/people classes last for one hour and are taught by dancers who have worked closely with Ohad Naharin. Teachers guide the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build on top of each other. Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.
Participants should wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to dance barefoot or in socks. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water and a towel for use after class.
Saturdays from 5:00-6:00pm, May 6-June 10 (no class June 3).
Cost: $65 for the five-week workshop; $14 drop-in rate (class cards are accepted).
TU Dance Center offers teen/adult workshops! Our second spring session of workshops runs from April 17-June 11 (eight weeks).
Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Teen/Adult Jazz with Mary Ann Bradley
Teen/Adult Inversion Modern Dance with Jennifer Ilse
Teen/Adult Hip Hop with Darrius Strong
Cost: $110/eight-week workshop (preregistration available online); $15 drop-in rate (cash or check only).
For more information and to register, please visit http://www.tudance.org/programs/.
This four-week workshop with Thern will teach body and spacial awareness, rhythm and phrasing, ensemble dancing and injury prevention through modern dance patterns and improvisation. An excellent supplement to Thern's Wednesday evening adult modern workshop class!
Mondays, May 1-22, 12:00-1:30pm.
Cost: $55 (online pre-registration required).
Robin Stiehm’s class will utilize a diverse range of movement techniques, reflecting her varied dance experiences of over 40 years. Students will find a release into the floor, leading to strong standing movement and finally full-bodied airborne dancing. Class will begin with a basic alignment-focused warm-up, preparing the dancer for phrase work, partnering and improvisation exercises.
Wednesday, April 26 | 4:30-6:00pm
Cost: $14/class (cash, check or credit card), or class card.
As part of Candy Box, Mathew Janczewski's ARENA DANCES hosts a series of six workshops at The Southern Theater!
All classes run 11am-2pm.
$20 drop-in rate / $50 for three / $100 for six!
Thursday, April 27: Soft and Slow Physical Education with Jane Shockley
Friday, April 28: Of Something Human with Tamara Ober
Tuesday, May 2: Master Class with Robin Stiehm
Wednesday, May 3: The Multitasking Body with SuperGroup
Thursday, May 4: Contemporary Forms with Leslie Parker
Friday, May 5: Cracks in Everything with Erin Drummond
All classes require some movement experience. All classes are pay at the door-there is no pre-registration!
Movement/Resistance: Workshops for Black artists and POC.
Improvisation and Exploration of Self as Site of Resistance
Facilitated by Leslie Parker.
Live percussion accompaniment by Taji Hill.
In partnership with Pangea World Theater, The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts, and Zenon Dance Company and School.
April 27, 28, 30; May 4, 5, 6, 2017
NOTE: times and locations vary.
$14 per workshop.
Preregister for discounted packages.
Drawing upon Parker's dance research in ancient African Diasporic symbolism of fertility and rebirth, these workshops explore performance, ritual, and dialogue.
Participants will experiment with the unknown by pushing physical boundaries, realize personal narratives, and generate creativity through movement memories, lineage and cross-pollination.
Allies welcome. More information is available at www.leslieparkerdance.com.
with Ginny Massie
Saturday, April 29, 2017; 11:30 am - 6:00 pm.
Class: $229.00 regular fee.
Super fun and super circular, the Orbit is a simple yet extremely useful addition to your Pilates or personal training practice. It provides a dynamic, rolling surface that can be used to increase flexibility, challenge strength and balance and add a new dimension to your classes or personal training sessions.
Octavio Galindo developed the Orbit to work with a wide range of clients from dancers and mixed martial arts fighters to developmentally disabled children and ordinary people looking to improve their strength, balance and coordination. This six-hour course includes standing, seated, all fours, plank, prone and supine exercises creating a full body workout for any client. Workouts are included to teach you how to format a group class.
On Saturday, April 29, Off-Leash Area Co-Artistic Director Jennifer Ilse will be facilitating a free Movement Toward Healing Workshop: Our Parents at the Ritz Studio in Minneapolis. For anyone who has experienced the death of a parent at any time, participants will have the opportunity to engage in individual movement to address the grieving process, in particular the complexities of the relationships with parents, and acknowledge the connection between mind and body.
The Movement Toward Healing Workshop: Our Parents is part of a workshop series in conjunction with Off-Leash Area's new production, Dancing on the Belly of the Beast, a 20-cast dance performance about the life stage of losing our parents premiering at the Ritz Theater June 23-25, 2017.
The workshop is free, but registration is required. Call Jennifer at 612-724-7372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Swing-era jazz explores movements of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. This energetic class will get you moving as we learn elements of Charleston and solo jazz made popular during the swing era. Prior experience in swing-era jazz is not necessary, but students should have dance experience in at least one form of dance and be comfortable covering material at a quick pace. This class is a wonderful complement to those interested in musical theater, swing, tap, hip hop, African dance, and other American dances.
When: Every Tuesday, May 2-30; 5:30-6:30PM
Cost: Zenon class rates apply
For more information or to pre-register: http://www.zenondance.org/
Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater
June 12-16, 2017 | 10am-3pm
Join the artists of Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater for a week-long intensive in the company's creative process, integrating emotional and physical movement vocabulary with vocal and theatrical expression. The intensive is designed for all ages (participants must be at least sixteen) with intermediate to advanced dance experience, and will include choreographic investigations filtered through SPDT's aesthetic lens.
Over the course of the intensive, students will participate in technique and choreographic workshops and learn selections from SPDT repertory.
This year, SPDT will share some of the composition techniques from its recent critically acclaimed work, MATINEE, focusing on the integration of film, movement, and theater. The intensive will culminate in a final showing performed by the participants.
Tuition: $275 + $25 application fee
Scholarship applications due: May 19, 2017
Friday 6/16: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday 6/17: 10:00am-5:30pm
Sunday 6/18: 11:00am-5:30pm
$125-$175, before May 15.
$175-$250 after May 15.
$75 deposit will hold your space at the early bird price.
Wendy Ruble, 1781 St. Clair Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105
ReWilding our communication, we stretch beyond the habits of our identity, the limitations of our singularly, and the pre-conditioning of our relational potentials. In communion, we will find ourselves anew. Dancing
Nita Little: A pioneering choreographer, performer & theorist in the field of ensemble improvisation & CI. Nita has worked with dancers on five continents. A PhD in Performance Studies from the University of California, Davis, Little participated in the emergence and development of Contact Improvisation in 1972 with Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark Smith. She has been exploring the embodied mind in the physics of motion, relational & creative action & the performance of presence ever
Creative Dance Camp
Ages four through seven.
Monday through Thursday, June 19-22.
9:30am - 11:00am - $70.
Explore dance concepts and skills, create choreography and have fun!
A snack and craft are included each day.
Upper Level Intensive
Ages thirteen through 22.
July 10-August 4 - Four weeks
Renowned teacher Lirena Branitski will conduct the technique and pointe classes Monday-Friday.
Included: Classical ballet technique, pointe, variations and partnering with enrichment classes in character, modern, conditioning, complimentary dance styles and wellness.
The School of St. Paul Ballet offers summer intensives for ages ten through 22. These summer programs offer serious female and male ballet students a highly concentrated curriculum in pre-professional classical ballet training. At St. Paul Ballet, each student’s individual development is supported through our nurturing environment. It is our passion to develop students for success in performing their best as artists physically and emotionally. Students will learn techniques that reflect the diversity and range required by major American ballet companies today.
Join ARENA DANCES for two weeks of movement classes and creative process taught by founder and artistic director Mathew Janczewski and guest choreographer Tamara Ober.
Targeted for the high intermediate to advanced level dancer, participating artists will observe their process of dancing from their instincts with imagination, physical idiosyncrasies, and kinetic response.
July 10-July 21, Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm
Cowles Center, Studio 5B
Cost is $500, registered by June 5.
Early Bird Discount: $400, by May 15.
The School of St. Paul Ballet offers summer intensives for ages ten through 22. These summer programs offer serious female and male ballet students a highly concentrated curriculum in pre-professional classical ballet training.
Junior Level Intensive - Ages ten through thirteen
Three weeks, July 17-August 4
Middle Level Intensive - Ages twelve through sixteen
Four weeks, July 10 - August 4
Upper Level Intensive - Ages thirteen through 22
Four weeks, July 10 - August 4
At St. Paul Ballet each student’s individual development is supported through our nurturing environment. It is our passion to develop students for success in performing their best as artists physically and emotionally. Students will learn techniques that reflect the diversity and range required by major American ballet companies today.
Studios are conveniently located two blocks north of the green line on Fairview Ave N in St. Paul. Free, unlimited parking.
Please join us July 14-16 at the Cowles Center for Summer Dance Workshops with the international dance artist, Aastha Gulati (of Bangalore, India). Read more about Aastha here: http://nivesaa.com
This three-day intensive will feature David Zambrano's Flying Low and Indo-contemporary followed with supplemental classes in Bollywood, belly dance, and Thai massage. All classes will be taught by Aastha who recently returned to India following a month-long training in Flying Low and Passing Through with David Zambrano himself.
Registration is open now!
Full event- $80
(includes all classes at a ten percent discounted rate from drop in)
Full event student rate- $67
(includes all classes at a 20 percent discount)
Drop-in rates for per class - space limited!
David Zambrano's Flying Low- $24 ($20 students)
Bollywood, belly dance, and Thai massage classes- $12 per class ($10 students)
Email: email@example.com with questions
Levels III and IV
Includes technique class, pointe, partnering, character dance and more!
10:00am - 2:00pm
AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS
Twin Cities Ballet of MN is seeking men and women for our 2017-2018 season!
1) Male and female dancers: Soloist and Principal level, for next season as salaried employees from approximately September 2017 to May 2018; and
2) Company Trainees/Apprentices: Advanced male and female dancers train with TCB company members and separately through its official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program, and dance and perform in TCB productions.
Applicants must have exceptional classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, excellent work ethic, and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically. Expect to participate in TCB’s Nutcracker performance and major spring production in May, and two to three shows at other venues in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota throughout the year.
For audition requirements, visit http://bit.ly/1JVSqAw
To arrange an audition, please contact TCB directly.
Last chance to get involved in Off-Leash Area's upcoming mainstage production, Dancing on the Belly of the Beast.
I am looking for dancers who call themselves an orphan for this new performance inspired by the universality of grief. My desire is to have as many people from the dance community as possible participating in this unique performance that honors this stage of life. All Twin Cities dancers whose parents have all passed are invited to participate. Beast will have a 20+ person cast.
The performances will be at the Ritz Theater on June 23-25. Performers will need to be available for all performances and tech rehearsals.
Contact Jennifer by May 1.
Nic Lincoln is choreographing a video for Venus De Mars to remember those who passed a year ago in Orlando. We would like to get a simple group shot on Monday, May 8 between 7:00 - 10:00pm at Venus's studio in Northeast. We are looking for an easy group shot of multiple people touching each other's shoulders. All ages welcome!
No fiscal compensation for the video shoot, though rumor has it that Venus will bake cookies for us all. Are you free? Interested? Email Nic directly at: Popartseeker@gmail.com.
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and SCHOLARSHIPS
Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater
June 12-16, 2017 | 10am-3pm
Applications due: May 19, 2017
We are accepting applications SPDT's week-long intensive. Join us in the creative process, integrating emotional and physical movement vocabulary with vocal and theatrical expression. See posting in DanceMN News - Workshops for more details.
SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS
What is Dance Medicine?
The goal of dance medicine is to work on proper dance technique while building appropriate strength in key areas of the body. Preventing injury is the number one goal of dance medicine: learning what it means to dance healthy. Paragon specializes in dance medicine and injury prevention through the Pilates method.
If you are an injured dancer or simply looking for top-notch dance conditioning, Paragon is uniquely qualified to address your needs. Using the art and science of dance medicine, we will get you back to dancing quicker than traditional rehabilitation routes.
Personal Dance Clinic: 30-minute one-on-one physical therapy sessions for professional dancers.
No referrals needed!
Date: Tuesdays and Saturdays, by appointment
Fee: only $45 per session
Register: call the studio to schedule at (952) 405-9765.
Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake next door to the police station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.
Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.
The Resistance Movement is offering studios to rent when requested and available.
The Resistance Movement has two beautiful studios with hardwood, sprung dance floors. Studio one is 800 square feet with full front and partial stage left mirrors lit by large windows. Studio two is 600 square feet with front and stage right mirrors along with sliding doors for privacy. Both studios have a surround sound feature, sprung floors, natural light and light dimming options.
The fitness boutique has secure free lockers, luxurious showers, water station, seating area and locker room for use.
The Resistance Movement is located in Lowertown, Saint Paul off I-94/35. We are also located three blocks from the Green Line Union Depot stop! There is parking along the street. Parking is free on Sundays and weekdays before 8:00am!
Located conveniently at the intersection of University Ave. and Fairview Ave. N., St. Paul Ballet offers spacious studio space for rent when available.
All studios include ballet barres, wall mounted mirrors, sound system and marley sprung flooring. Parking is free and the light rail transit stop is three short blocks away.
For more information on hourly rate, availability and scheduling, please contact Andrea Lane with the information below.
TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.
TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.
TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.
DANCER DAY: September 23
The dancer conference is a forum for exploring many levels of dancer education including common injuries, self-care techniques, and learning how to incorporate a "dance healthy" perspective. The conference serves dancers of all ages, agility, and backgrounds.
Ultimately, MDMF empowers the dancer attendees to leave with a renewed enthusiasm for self-preservation and a keen understanding of how to dance healthy. The overall structure of these annual conferences are a mixture of lecture, demonstrations and movement sessions offered during a single day.
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL DAY: September 24
We strive to provide our attendees the most current evidence-based approach to dancer evaluation, surgical intervention, and rehabilitation. Designed for orthopedic surgeons, primary care physicians, pediatricians, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, chiropractors, and occupational therapists.
Erin Thompson teaches winter modern dance classes at Zenon. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the floor in locomotion.
Thursdays - 9:30am-11:00am, with Dean Mcgraw on guitar!
$14 per 90-minute class ($1 off for professionals). $130 for a ten-class card.
Minnesota Dance Theatre's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens (ages sixteen and older).
* Classes seven days a week
* All levels from absolute beginner to advanced professional
* Live piano accompaniment
* Beautiful, spacious studios in the heart of downtown Minneapolis
* A noncompetitive, welcoming atmosphere
BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Next session: July 11 - August 29, 2017
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm
Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm
Midwest School of Ballet offers ballet classes for all ages. Ongoing classes for the spring session are going on now through May 15, 2017. Contact us with any questions.
Ballet Fundamentals classes (ages three through eight) offer age-appropriate motor skills and musicality, developed with basic, fundamental ballet movement and terminology through creative exercises, while infusing elements that will prepare them for the traditional ballet class format.
The ballet levels I, II, III and teen/adult classes (ages eight and older) offer the traditional ballet format of barre and center work emphasizing proper alignment, technique, musicality, and artistry.
Level II - 6-7:30pm; Pre-pointe 7:30-8pm.
Fundamentals III - 5-6pm (ages six through eight)
Level I/II - 6-7:30pm (ages eight and older)
Teen/Adult/Level III - 5:15-6:45pm (ages thirteen and older or instructor approval)
Fundamentals I/II - 5:45-6:45pm (ages three through six)
Join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE Boy's Program!
Unique in Minnesota, this is an innovative program designed specifically for boys that is both created and taught by male teachers. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere.
- Boys Creative Dance Adventures
- Boys Dance with Cross-Training
- Ballet for Boys I and II
- Boys Intermediate Ballet
Ballet Royale’s Ballet for Boys classes are for students ages five to seventeen, with or without prior dance experience, and are developed and taught primarily by former professional dancer Rick Vogt.
Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance.
Class registration is ongoing, JOIN TODAY! Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-term.
bodyART® is a non-spiritual, fully-functional training system, specifically designed to augment and complement your dancing and flexibility training.
Created by Robert Steinbacher, the class follows a five-phase system that progresses fluidly through energy arrival, expansion, circulation, descent, and relaxation. The bodyART format is a fully integrated mind-body experience, that incorporates elements of control/release technique, modern dance, strength conditioning, physical therapy exercises, and yin yang philosophy. You will leave this class fully energized and beautifully connected to your body and mind.
The Resistance Movement is the only studio in Minnesota to offer bodyART®. See what all the buzz is about...
The Resistance Movement is located in Lowertown, Saint Paul off I-94/35. We are located three blocks from the Green Line - Union Depot stop making it accessible for everyone to Join The Movement!
Lake Harriet Dance Center Summer Ballet Classes!
Levels III and IV and adults
June 27 - August 26
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm with pointe 8:00pm - 8:30pm.
Saturdays, 10:00am - 11:30am with pointe 11:30am - 12:00pm
Weekly rate - $36; with Pointe (Thursdays and Saturdays) - $42.
No classes the week of July 4 or August 14.
Adult and Teen Open Level
Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
July 12, 19, 26 - $36
August 9 and 16
Beginning Ballet and Ballet I
Ages eight and older.
Wednesdays, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
July 12, 19, 26 - $36
Ballet I and II
Previous experience required.
July 10, 17, 24 - $36
Tuesday July 11, Thursday July 13 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm - $24
Tuesday July 18, Thursday July 20 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm - $24
Tuesday August 8, Thursday August 10 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm - $24
Tuesday August 15, Thursday August 17 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm - $24
Dance Expressions - ages four through six. Students explore their imaginations by moving their bodies through space. Saturdays, 8:45-9:30am.
Ballet 1 - ages seven through eleven. Students with little to no ballet experience. Saturdays, 1:00-2:00pm.
Boys’ Club - ages seven through eleven. Introduction to ballet conditioning, flexibility and technique particular to male dancers. Mondays, 4:30-5:15pm and Saturdays, 1:00-1:45pm.
Adult Fundamentals Ballet - ages thirteen and older. For the adult with no ballet experience! Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm.
Adult Beginning Ballet - ages sixteen and older. For the student who enjoyed ballet as a child or has had three or more months of classical ballet. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45pm and Saturdays, 8:45-10:00am.
Adult Life Long Ballet and Conditioning - ages eighteen and older. A gentle ballet class for dancers of all ages! Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am and 11:30-12pm.
Free Boys' Class
St. Paul Ballet is pleased to offer tuition-free classes for our young men ages seven through eleven in our boys club.
Classes feature an introduction to ballet conditioning, flexibility and technique. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises taught by a male teacher.
Classes are held: Monday, 4:30-5:15pm and Saturday, 1:00-1:45pm
Children's Drop-In Classes
The School of St. Paul Ballet is offering Ballet 1 on Saturdays from 1-2 pm.
Ballet 1 is for dancers who are ages seven through eleven who have little to no ballet experience. Classes will cover the basics of ballet and are designed to give children the foundation for moving into the leveled program of the SPB school if desired. This class is optimal cross training for children who also study complimentary arts, such as theater, circus, Irish dance, gymnastics, figure skating or other sports.
Ballet 1 is taught by Elaina Sutula.
Open Professional Classes
Join us Monday-Friday from 10-11:30AM and take your morning ballet class from some of the Twin Cities' finest teachers. $10 professional rate (please bring copy of current contract to verify).
Note: These classes are attended by St. Paul Ballet Company. Check our website/other listings for holiday schedule and any potential class cancellations due to SPB community events or performances. Teaching artists are subject to change.
Mondays 10:00-11:30am Marianne Raub
Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am Barbara Weinstine
Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am Jeffrey Hankinson
Thursdays 10:00-11:30am Sally Rousse
Fridays 10:00-11:30am Laura Greenwell
Intermediate and Advanced Open Classes
St. Paul Ballet has teen and adult intermediate and advanced open classes six days a week! Join us in the studio!
Mondays 7:30-9:00pm Zoé Henrot
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm Laura Daugherty, followed by Adult Pointe 8:30-9:00pm.
Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm Laura Greenwell
We invite you to St. Paul Ballet’s “Parent and Me” dance class, for our youngest dancers and their parents! Enjoy and explore the fundamentals of movement, music and rhythm in this developmentally appropriate class. Young dancers will be engaged through artistic body and brain connection through the joy of movement. Dress: Clothing that allows for fluid movement and stretching. Bare feet.
Te invitamos a la clase de baile "Padres y yo" de St. Paul Ballet para nuestras más pequeños bailarines y sus padres!
Disfruta y aprende los movimientos elementales. Disfruta de la música y el ritmo. Estas clases están diseñada para el aprendizaje de niños y niñas. Los bailarines serán atrapadas por el arte corporal y la conexión cerebral a través de la alegría del movimiento.
Flamenco Foundations Technique
Tuesdays, starting May 9
Sessions I, II, III, and IV – six weeks each – $75/session. Full series = $300.
The basics of flamenco dance. Posture, arms, hands, body, palmas, footwork, turns, and more. Session I will not require flamenco shoes or boots, but you will need to have them to continue onto Session II. No prior flamenco experience needed. Twelve spots are available for this series.
Level II and III: Beginner and Advanced Beginner Flamenco
Mondays, starting May 8.
Sessions I, II, III, and IV – six weeks each – $125/session
Full series = $500
For dancers with who have completed at least Level I, we will advance our knowledge of flamenco rhythms and dance vocabulary. Choreography to be determined. Flamenco shoes/boots required.
Level I competency required. Contact Tara if you are new to her classes to see if you are eligible to join this series. Ten spots are available for this series.
All-Level Fiesta Dance Class
Thursdays, starting June 15
Sessions I, II, III – six weeks each – $75/session, full series = $225
$15 drop-in (cash only)
An all-level class focusing on the fiesta dances bulerías, sevillanas, and tangos. 60 minute class.
TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, modern, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.
Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Kenna Camara-Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, and Abdo Sayegh.
For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card.
TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side (free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center).
Join Erinn Liebhard this week for Friday Morning Jazz Class! Erinn is passionate about connecting jazz dance to its roots while pushing the form forward, something you feel in her class as you ground and groove, connecting to yourself, your fellow dancers and the music. Come join her from 9:30-11am at Zenon this Friday to embody music and the spirit of jazz - #getyourasstoclass!